Late Goals Lift Green Knights Past Sabres

From Sports Information Director, November 18, 2012 | Women's Hockey
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

DE PERE - St. Norbert College scored the game-tying and game-winning goals just 10 seconds apart to lead the Green Knights to a 4-3 Northern Collegiate Hockey Association win over Marian University at Resch Olympic Pavilion.

The Green Knights (3-1-2, 2-1-1 NCHA) found themselves trailing 3-1 entering the third period. Jade Popescul's unassisted goal 1 minute 50 seconds into the third period brought St. Norbert to within one.

Laurel Hill's wrister from out front at 15:48 tied the score. The Green Knights won the ensuing face-off and crashed the net again, with Henriette Ostergaard scoring 10 seconds later for the eventual game-winning goal. The two goals are the fasted two goals in school history, breaking the old record of 16 seconds set by Andrea Senne and Ali Parker on Nov. 12, 2011 against UW-Eau Claire.

Marian (3-3-1, 2-1-1) made the most of its scoring chances and also received stellar play from goaltender Amanda Alexander. The Sabres took an early lead when Brittany Syms scored 2:54 into the game, but the Green Knights evened things up at 7:14 on a goal by Senne.

The Sabres scored twice late in the second period to take a 3-1 lead on a pair of goals by Amanda Waigand at 16:08 and 17:42, with the latter a power-play score.

Alexander made 56 saves to keep Marian in the game. Katie Aluia made her first start of the year for St. Norbert and made 14 saves.

St. Norbert was 0-for-2 on the power play, while Marian was 1-for-2.